Shirley A. White

Date of Passing:

November 10, 2023

White, Shirley A. (Bickford), 84, formerly of Sagamore Road, Seekonk, died peacefully on November 10, 2023 at the Grace Barker Nursing Home, Warren. She was the beloved wife of the late Ronald E. White.

Born in Marlborough, MA, a daughter of the late Carl and Doris (Proctor) Bickford, she lived in Seekonk for 37 years.

Mrs. White was an Administrative Secretary for many years before leaving to raise her children.

Shirley was a communicant of Our Lady Mount Carmel Church, Seekonk, MA where she attended Adoration for 17 years.

She enjoyed walking, baking, decorating, shopping, spending time with her loving family and was very active with family holiday celebrations.

Mrs. White was a devoted wife and mother.

She is survived by two sons, Ronald E. White Jr. and his wife Ruth of Pawtucket and Steven C. White and his wife Krystina of Seekonk; two grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. She was the sister of the late Jean Bickford.

Her Funeral will be held on Friday November 17, 2023, from the W. RAYMOND WATSON FUNERAL HOME, 350 Willett Avenue, Riverside at 8:30 a.m. with a Mass of Christian Burial in Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church, 984 Taunton Avenue, Seekonk, MA at 10 a.m. Burial will follow in Seekonk Cemetery.

Calling Hours are Thursday from 4-7 p.m.

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  1. shirley was the sweetest person and she will truely be in peace and god bless you

  2. So sorry to hear about your Mom.
    We will keep you and your family in our prayers.

  3. Sending you all our love and more during this difficult time. Know that you are in our thoughts and prayers.

  4. My deepest sympathy the White family to Ron, Ruthie Joe and Grandchildren Kristina and Joey. Shirley was such a sweet lady to everyone and always had that wonderful smile.

  5. Shirley you were a mother to me when I lost mine, I will always remember our long talks on the phone and the extra special holidays with the family. I will miss you dearly.

  6. Shirley you will truly be we’re always so sweet and nice to everyone may you now rest in peace.god bless you .you will truly be missed

  7. Our sincere condolences to you (Steve) and the family. May she rest in peace 🦋 in eternal life.

  8. Steve and Family. The loss of loving parents is by far the toughest thing to go through. I am with you. Be strong!

  9. We are deeply sorry for your loss. You are in our thoughts.

    With Love

    Ian and Beckie

  10. Steve, I am so very sorry for your family’s loss. May you stay strong in this difficult time

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